Inflammatory fibroid polyp of the colon simulating malignancy

Radiology. 1983 Oct;149(1):55-6. doi: 10.1148/radiology.149.1.6611950.


The authors report an inflammatory fibroid polyp of the colon which simulated a tumor on the air-contrast barium-enema examination. Histological evaluation revealed the inflammatory nature of the polyp. These rare lesions can be radiographically indistinguishable from primary colon carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Colonic Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Enema
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Intestinal Polyps / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Radiography


  • Barium Sulfate